The ultimate Indochina tour through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Travel to the heart of Indochina on a tour that visits Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Get set to discover something new and different every day on this ultimate trip through the region. See the hidden treasures of Chiang Mai in Thailand, visit laidback Vang Vieng in Laos, experience enchanting Halong Bay in Vietnam and discover the moving history of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Get to know the locals, sample sumptuous cuisines, sail over pristine waters and scramble through a wealth of temples on this incredible adventure through Indochina.

Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Countries
Cambodia,
Laos,
Thailand,
Vietnam
Themes
Explorer
Code
TKSV
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
402kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Ride a longtail down Bangkok's canals
  • Explore the ancient temples of Chiang Mai
  • Cruise down the Mekong River
  • Swim under a waterfall in Luang Prabang
  • Unwind in Vientiane
  • Enjoy Hanoi's French charm
  • Be enchanted by beautiful Halong Bay
  • Discover imperial elegance in Hue
  • Channel the spirits of old traders in Hoi An
  • Tantalise tastebuds in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ponder Phnom Penh's volatile past
  • See the incredible temples of Angkor

Itinerary

Escape the clamour of Bangkok with a cruise down the khlongs and a visit to Wat Pho.
Climb the 300 steps to Doi Suthep temple to enjoy a panorama of Chiang Mai.
Explore remote border towns and soak up the riverside serenity of Huay Xai.
Watch village life pass by while cruising along the Mekong River in Laos.
Visit the Pak Ou Caves, which are adorned with thousands of carved Buddhas. Discover Laos's history in Luang Prabang before checking out the spectacular Kuang Si Falls.
Get active among the limestone cliffs or simply relish the serenity of Vang Vieng.
Explore Vientiane and pay a visit to an Intrepid Foundation-supported prosthetic limb centre.
Fly to Vietnam's northern capital, Hanoi, and enjoy a traditional water puppet show.
Be enchanted by the beauty of Halong Bay. Explore caves, share a seafood feast and sleep on a junk boat.
Experience Hanoi's seductive French charm, and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before travelling overnight on the Reunification Express.
Wander the Imperial Citadel, discover the wealth of the Nguyen emperors and take a dragon boat down the serene Perfume River.
The heritage of this port town is evident in the shuttered windows and pitched roofs of the traditional merchant houses. Packed with artisans and tailors, Hoi An is a shoppers delight.
Browse Ben Thanh Market then jump in a cyclo and get acquainted with the tangle of Ho Chi Minh City streets and alleyways.
Learn about Cambodia's violent past at the Killing Fields. Later, appreciate the peace of present-day Phnom Penh at a cafe on breezy Sisowath Quay.
Enjoy a traditional dinner with a host family on a homestay.
The enigmatic ruins of Angkor provide endless photo opportunities. Explore the wealth of temples dotted around Siem Reap with a local guide.
Back in Bangkok, sip spicy specialties or hit the markets.
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Inclusions

Meals
16 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport
Boat, Bus, Cyclo, Longboat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Tuk-Tuk
Accommodation
Guesthouse (5 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (19 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Angkor Wat - Guided tour
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho temple
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple
  • Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cyclo tour
  • Hue - Imperial citadel
  • Hue - Perfume River boat ride
  • Hue - Royal tomb
  • Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave
  • Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum
  • Phnom Penh - Guided tour Choeung Ek (Killing fields)
  • Phnom Penh - Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Siem Reap - 3 day Angkor pass
  • Vientiane - Makphet restaurant meal

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Great Indochina Loop , January 2014

Great Indochina Loop , January 2014